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  • To preserve and sustain the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley, including it's open space and natural setting.
  • To maintain lower density zoning.
  • To protect the area's ecosystem including water quality, wetlands, priority habitat and wildlife, and dwindling native vegetation.
  • To encourage the development of area parks and natural areas.
  • To educate public officials of the concerns of the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley, and be pro-active when major issues are at the forefront.



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    Welcome to the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley

    Valley Cleanup
    by Michael Kennedy
    Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley held their annual cleanup day for the valley on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Approximately 30 volunteers and members met at the bottom of Shady Slope.



    The group, the largest turn out we have had in years, cleaned up most of the major roads in the valley from Wandermere to Perry; Shady Slope to the top of the hill; Dartford to Hazard Road; Hatch Road to the pool; and Golden Road, Midway, and Colbert Road including some new area along US 395. We collected a lot of paper trash, miscellaneous wood, glass bottles, and cans. Estimated total trash was 40 to 50 bags, less than the previous year's total. Maybe we're slowly getting ahead of it as people are becoming more environmentally responsible.



    After the cleanup, a chili feed was held at Bart and Lindell Hagen's house for those who helped out. A big thank you to those responsible for a great meal: Tina Wynecoop and Lindell Haggin for the chili, Martha Schafer and Roberta Ellis for the cornbread, and Harla Jean Biever for the cookies. Thanks to all who helped with both cleanup and the cooking!



    It has always been interesting to drive the valley roads and see what we find. Some of the more notable discoveries have been a bowling ball, car fender and car doors, rotten fish and deer in plastic bags -- thank you. We have found whiskey bottles and wine bottles always dropped in the same place. Ok yes, a black bra with a praying mantis egg cocoon inside; and best of all -- a rattle snake. So be careful out there !!



    Please mark your calendars for next year's cleanup which is scheduled in April. We will send out a notice to remind you and set up the signs a week in advance. Thank you for your continued support to keep our valley clean.

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